I’m not saying that these things will happen, but the way our society is going, I think it’s likely that they might happen.
1. Any straight people who get married will be seen as inherently oppressing gays who can’t marry. This came to mind as I heard recently about a growing slew of celebrities who refuse to get married, saying they won’t do it until everybody can do it. The logical end of that train of thought will be stigmatizing anybody who doesn’t get in on this “boycot.” Cohabitation will explode even further as marriage rates drop drastically.
2. The concept of nationality will come to be looked down on as narrow-minded, old fashioned, and akin to racism. Under the guise of embracing all of humanity and “celebrating diversity,” many will decry those who assert that being an American–or any other nationality–has some intrinsic meaning. Valuing your country over other countries will be the new “racism,” as the more “enlightened” among us will disavow their allegiance to any one nation and declare themselves “citizens of the world.”
I know, I know–the seeds of both of these are already well sown into our society. My fear is that they will become far more prevalent, that within a decade they will be the mandatory mantras of the mainstream, the same way that gay marriage, amnesty, and socialism suddenly became orthodox doctrines during the last ten years.